Michelle Altenau

Michelle Altenau (JD, MA)

Director, Contracts & Compliance, UCRI
1819 Innovation Hub, Suite 460



Michelle is the Director of Contracts and Compliance for the University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI). Her responsibilities include leading all facets of contract negotiations, management and administration duties as well as ensuring the organization is compliant with all applicable laws, regulations and organizational policies and procedures. She manages corporate governance, oversees outside counsel, and is responsible for human resource administration. Previously, Michelle served as a Contracts Attorney at Medpace where she acted as a global team lead of international pharmaceutical research studies while being responsible for coordinating hundreds of contracts and managing international contracts teams. Michelle has an extensive education background which includes her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law as well as her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.